Sarah Akello, an environmental defender from Tapac Sub County, noted that their advocacy against destructive mining activities, particularly by Tororo Cement Factory Limited, has exposed them to threats.
An estimated 10,000 acres of various crops such as maize, sorghum, bean, sunflower and groundnuts has been ruined by the drought that started in mid June and July.
Sarah Akello, a farmer in Tapac Sub County told URN that they cultivated very many acres of maize with hopes to get much harvest, unfortunately their dreams have been shattered by the drought that has destroyed the crops.
Stone quarries and gold mining sites host the highest number of children while others are subjected to carrying bundles of firewood and bags of charcoal for sale to feed their families. Sometimes children walk for over 15 kilometres to Moroto town in search of markets.
The two priests ordained are Rev Deacon Paul Kiyonga of Moroto and Rev Deacon Nicholas Iwala from Nabilatuk district. Bishop Guzzetti also consecrated Francis Opio, Moses Sagal, Anjello Illukol, and Joshua Gidongo to the order of diaconate.
Dr. Stephen Pande, the hospital's director, explained that they have enlisted the services of a local provider to handle the disposal of the unclaimed bodies. Each burial costs approximately 450,000 Shillings, and between July 2022 and May 2023, the hospital has spent over 14.6 million Shillings.
Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson says that they are cracking down on the motorists without proper documentation following intelligence that some of the motorcycles are used to facilitate crime.
Patrick Mutiro, the head teacher of Kosiroi Primary School in Tapac sub-county, explained that parents often have the misconception that books, pens, and school uniforms should be provided by the government or well-wishers.
Most of the pupils are being sent to school without books, pencils and pens and yet these are necessary requirements needed for every child at school. But now with donations from UNATU, the items will boost the academic performances of learners.
According to security, the registration and branding of cattle will enable them to manage the recoveries of stolen cows and avert exaggeration of numbers which have always put security forces under pressure to track animals that do not exist.
However, the proposal has generated a debate as a section of leaders oppose the plan lamenting that branding of cattle will be a waste of resources for no value.
The suspect who escaped has been identified as Alfred Mukusu, who was arrested on 18th of May 2023 for allegedly defiling a 10 years old girl. The officers under arrest had brought him out of the cell to clean the police compound when he bolted.
While presiding over the handover at the UPDF 3rd Division headquarters on Friday, Gen Wilson Mbadi, the Chief of Defence Forces thanked the outgoing commander for his contribution to address the insecurity in the region.
The Principal Judge, Justice Flavian Zeija, presided over the official launch and stated that daily hearings of cases will be conducted to reduce the backlog and ensure timely justice. Plans are also underway to establish a regional court, although this will depend on the region that provides land for premises to cut the costs of moving to Kampala for appeals.